How can images of the private and vulnerable become monumental? How can they inspire? Casey Lee Holden and Nelson Pereira pose those questions in turning their cameras inward—on their own surroundings and on their loved ones—in This Is Really Happening, See?, the first in a yearlong series of Library exhibits curated by students at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Kala Visvanathan of Johns Hopkins University, part of a team conducting a comprehensive new study of breast cancer in Missouri, discusses her findings – from the complicating impact of other chronic diseases on survivability rates to barriers in the state to prevention and detection.
Micah W. Kubic, who heads the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, discusses his book about Freedom, Inc., and its more than half-century history of raising the visibility of issues impacting Kansas City’s black community and helping to elect African-Americans to political office.
Military historian Geoff Babb of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College examines the historical twists and turns of America’s military relationship with China. The two great powers have moved from enemies to near-allies to strategic competitors, with current relations complicated by tensions with North Korea.